Why Sunderland should go all out to sign Jordan Rhodes from Blackburn Rovers

Sunderland reportedly have £10 million to spend on a striker in January.

With Sunderland having a bid of £10 million rejected for Swansea City’s Andre Ayew, according to Sky Sports, they should now divert their attention to signing Jordan Rhodes.

The Blackburn Rovers forward is said to be available for £12 million by Sky, and at that price he would be a fantastic addition for Sunderland.

The Scotland international striker has been one of the Football League’s most prolific scorers for the past four seasons, and he looks ready to make the step up to the top tier.

Rhodes is a deadly finisher, and if he was to move to Sunderland he could be the difference between them surviving or being relegated.

A strike force of Jermain Defoe and Rhodes would rank as one of the most predatory in the entirety of the Premier League, with the pair both proven finishers.

Defoe has racked up 12 goals this season, but Sunderland have had nobody else scoring with any frequency.

The addition of Rhodes would almost guarantee them goals, and for just £2 million more than they already have offered for Ayew, his addition should be a no-brainer for Sam Allardyce’s men.

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